If you have ever participated at CMON, you know that two hobbies are on display there, mini painting and photography. A bad picture of a great mini will get a mediocre score. Whoever is doing the photography for the first Crystal Brush painting competition is having a very frustrating day, I'm sure.
When voting came online, about 11:30 PM Eastern time, it became very clear that photography was not going to tell the story of many of these pieces. Some were clearly amazing. Others... less so. Some it is impossible to tell. I was going to include some images of the minis that I really liked and some that I just couldn't discern the quality level from the Crystal Brush photo, but in the spirit of not commenting on an ongoing competition I will save those for after voting has closed.
After voting on a hundred or so minis, I have to wonder if a purely judge-based system isn't the best way to go. I'm giving it my best to score these, but I just don't feel like I'm in possession of all the data.
Death Guard Tactical Squad 2 - Second of my Death Guard Tactical Squads. I plan to eventually push both of these units to 20 models each, and add a few more units. Well, now that Burning...
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